April 23, 2013 at 10:15 AM
Police say homeless man stabbed mother in Central District
Seattle police are looking for a 34-year-old man who allegedly stabbed his mother at her Central District apartment early this morning.
At 4:30 a.m., police say Kevin D. Ross showed up at his mother’s apartment near 18th Avenue and East Madison Street. When she opened the door, Ross said, “This is what you get!” and began stabbing his mother in the face with a knife, according to police.
The victim, in her 60s, suffered three deep stab wounds to her face, a cut to her finger and a cut to her chest. She staggered backward and fell to the kitchen floor. Her boyfriend, who was in another part of the apartment, heard the commotion and ran to the kitchen, where he saw Ross standing over the victim, police said.
Ross turned and left, with the victim’s boyfriend following. He eventually lost sight of Ross, police said.
Medics treated the victim at the scene and then took her to Harborview Medical Center.
According to other family members, Ross is homeless, suffers from mental illness and is abusing drugs, specifically crack cocaine, police said. He is described as black, 34 years old, 6-feet-2 and 240 pounds. He was wearing all dark clothing and may be unshaven, according to police.
Police said he has “Mr. Ross” tattooed on his neck, an eyeball tattooed on his Adam’s apple, and a grim reaper on his forearm. He is known to frequent several parks in the Central District, police say.
Anyone who sees Ross is asked to call 911 immediately.
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